Jared INGERSOLL

Male 1722 - 1781  (59 years)


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  • Name Jared INGERSOLL  [1, 2
    Born 03 Jun 1722  Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Aug 1781  New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • "A Genealogy of the Ingersoll Family" - Jared Ingersoll was graduated from Yale in 1742, and in 1765 arrived in Boston from England charged with the commission of Stamp Master General for New England Colonies under George III, which Benjamin Franklin had advised him to accept. After the demonstrations against the obnoxious act in various parts of the colonies, Ingersoll, assured of the governor's protection, tried to reason the people of New Haven into forbearance. Surrounding his house, they demanded him to resign. "I know not if I have the power to resign," he replied. He promised, however, that he would re-ship any stamps that he received or leave the matter to their decision. He was finally compelled to offer his resignation, which was not satisfactory to the people of other sections, and, in order to save his house from an attack, he rode from New Haven, resolving to place himself under the protection of the legislature in Hartford. Several miles below Wethersfield he met a body of 500 men on horseback, preceded by three trumpeters and two militia officers. They received him and rode with him to Wethersfield, where they compelled him to resign his office. Entering a house for safety, he sent word of his situation to the governor and the assembly. After waiting for three hours the people entered the house. Ingersoll said: "The cause is not worth dying for," and made a written declaration that his resignation was his own free act, without any equivocation. "Swear to it," said the crowd; but this he refused. they then commanded him to shout "Liberty and property" three times, and throwing his hat into the air. He obeyed. He was then escorted by a large crowd to Hartford, where he read to the assembly the paper that he had just signed. About 1770 he was made admiralty judge of the middle district, and resided for several years in Philadelphia, after which he returned to New Haven. (Appleton's Cyclo. Am. Biob.)
    Person ID I64505  Main Tree
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2016 

    Father Jonathan INGERSOLL,   b. 10 May 1681, Westfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1760, Milford, New Haven Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah NEWTON,   b. Abt 1686,   d. 14 Feb 1748/49  (Age ~ 63 years) 
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    Family ID F26016  Group Sheet

    Family Hannah WHITING,   b. 21 Feb 1719/20,   d. 03 Dec 1786  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 01 Aug 1743  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. James INGERSOLL,   b. 21 Apr 1748, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Infancy Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jonathan INGERSOLL,   b. 17 Jun 1741,   d. In Childhood Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Jared INGERSOLL,   b. 24 Oct 1749, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1822, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     4. Hannah INGERSOLL,   b. Dec 1752,   d. In Childhood Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F26018  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S04335] A Genealogy of The Ingersoll Family in America 1629-1925 by Lillian Drake Avery.
      Comprising Descendants of Richard Ingersoll of Salem, Mass, John Ingersoll of Westfield, Mass., and John Ingersoll of Huntington, Long Island.

    2. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.